The day without a jacket

I have to admit that I like winter and cold weather.  I also love winter sports like skiing. I don’t moan and complain about the cold like some people.  I don’t even really have a winter jacket.  I have a shell that goes over whatever I decide to layer inside.  It is usually enough, and doesn’t crowd people on my bus.  It doesn’t tremendously affect my mobility.  Nonetheless, it is still another layer.

Owing to a late start Thursday, I had a chance to go outside and experience the weather while I drank my coffee.  As I didn’t have to make a mad dash for the bus, I concluded that I didn’t need to put on my jacket.  What was normally my inner layer would serve as my outer layer.


It is amazing what that one layer really means.  I felt completely different walking to the bus stop.  Each step felt lighter and I seemed much more relaxed.  That quickly faded however when I saw the bus and decided that I had better take that one rather than wait for the next one.  Maybe owing to that one fewer layer (or maybe all that stair climbing I have been doing) I mad the bus and wasn’t gasping for breath.


About Anthony

I am: equal parts rebel, romantic and shockingly average Joe. a writer trapped inside of an ESL teacher's body. an introverted attention seeker. a teacher who hopes one day to be called "Captain, my Captain." an intellectual who can do some very dumb things. a person whose Japan experience, despite being so long ago, still exerts a strong influence upon him. a lover of books, music, beer, hockey and Pizza.
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2 Responses to The day without a jacket

  1. bribikes says:

    I have found this to be true as well, I feel like I got faster on my bike just from losing a few layers!

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